If you’re planning a trip to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, you can now fly via SilkAir.

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, joins its parent carrier in serving the route to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It has just launched its inaugural flight to Colombo yesterday.

With the launch of this thrice-weekly flights, SilkAir’s route network is now extended to 53 destinations across 15 countries.

The thrice-weekly flights to Colombo are scheduled on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with same-day returning flights operating as MI427. The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with both Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Customers onboard the flight will enjoy a full-service experience, including inflight meals, in-flight entertainment on SilkAir Studio, as well as baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class respectively.

Image via SilkAir.

This new SilkAir service will complement Singapore Airlines’ current daily flights to Colombo. Together, SilkAir and Singapore Airlines will offer a total of 10 round-trip services a week.

To commemorate this special occasion, passengers on the first Colombo-bound flight out of Singapore were presented with exclusive SilkAir gifts, as well as inaugural flight certificates signed personally by Chief Executive Mr. Foo Chai Woo and Commander of the flight, Captain Krishnakumar Narayanan.

Image via SilkAir.

Flights will be made available for booking through the SilkAir website, call centre and travel agents.

Detailed flight schedules to Colombo are as follow, all times stated are local:

Flight Routing Days of Operation Departure Arrival
MI428 Singapore – Colombo Wed, Sat Singapore

08:50

Colombo

10:05

MI428 Singapore – Colombo Thu Singapore

07:30

Colombo

09:15

MI427 Colombo – Singapore Wed, Sat Colombo

11:05

Singapore

17:30

MI427 Colombo – Singapore Thu Colombo

10:30

Singapore

17:00

 

As many more are intrigued by the rich heritage and beauty of Sri Lanka, the launch of Colombo flight route as her 53rd destination presents an opportunity for SilkAir to continually provide her customers with increased connectivity to the region via Singapore.